But Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe appealed the ruling, contending the judge did not have authority to modify the sentence. Howe ran against former Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline in 2008, winning the Republican primary by a nearly 20-point margin. (Courtesy photos.) The general election race in Johnson County between challenger Zach Thomas and District Attorney Steve Howe might turn on whether voters agree with Thomas that Howe, who hasn’t faced an opponent since 2008, has grown complacent. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. The board was exclusively white and male for years until Commissioners Becky Fast and Janeé Hanzlick won election in 2018. By 7:30 p.m., Allenbrand had received 52.5% of the vote to Brown’s 40%. Police dashcam video shows John reversing the family's van slowly out of the garage and down the driveway as officers arrive at the property in the city of Overland Park. Defiant Hong Kong opposition condemned by China, The Russian provinces buckling under Covid-19. They called emergency services to check on his welfare. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. She campaigned on the need to curb the use of tax incentives for private development. Gov. Steve graduated Magna Cum Laude from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1986. In the 3rd District, which covers southeastern Johnson County, Charlotte O’Hara received the most votes so far, at 48.5%, while Stacy Obringer-Varhall won 39%. In a crime spree that would earn him the moniker “The Bandanna Bandit,” McCloud robbed a dozen businesses before he was caught. This is placeholder text. Current Page: Issues News Media Contact Us Take Action Open Menu Close Menu. Some hope the law’s repeal would help businesses that are struggling to stay open during the pandemic.

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None of the 23 courtrooms are fully ADA compliant. The officer steps aside and fires 11 more shots. The vehicle rolls forward and comes to a halt in a neighbour's front garden across the road. This is the first time since he became DA in 2009 that he faces a challenger. “She come up and we visited, enjoyed one another’s company.”. If voters repeal the law, many business owners said, it will be easier to operate and open craft breweries, cocktail bars and wineries in the county. He found a sense of solace he had not had before. He also came under fire for a Facebook post where he warned of a violent uprising, then told his constituents to “buy a firearm” and prepare for a “coming war.”. But that second chance could be taken away. It’s a charge that Howe flatly denies. Roughly 58% of registered voters, or 263,694, cast ballots early, either with mail-in ballots or in person, before polls opened Tuesday morning. Will it be a happy ending for Innuendo Bingo? In all of his years behind bars, he was not written up once by corrections officers. Sean Reilly, a spokesman for the city of Overland Park, said they would "fully co-operate" with the FBI inquiry. “Our system isn’t fair when we have prosecutors who are making decisions that aren’t informed by what the goals of our criminal justice system should be, which is reform, which is rehabilitation, which is public safety,” said Lauren Bonds, the legal director for the ACLU of Kansas. Sign up for our newsletter for the latest crime and courts headlines. Howe has 18 years of experience as a prosecutor, with the last 16 in the Johnson County district attorney's office. The van reverses wildly in a sharp circle back towards the officer, before slowing almost to a stop. PREVIOUS POST. In a statement quoted by the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Ms Albers said: "The FBI investigation highlights the failure of Overland Park and District Attorney Steve Howe to be transparent in their investigations and be accountable to their constituents. at www.kansascity.com. ), Visit The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) He hasn’t faced a challenger in that time.

He has already served more than double the time he would have if sentenced under today’s laws. Allenbrand, 63, used the moment to her advantage, arguing that Brown’s behavior “creates chaos” and that she would take a much different approach if elected. Brown, 51, a contractor who lives in Olathe, has been a frequent critic of mandates. The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that the judge in 2018 did not have jurisdiction to resentence McCloud. Howe is up for re-election Tuesday. “What happened to me is wrong,” Pete Coones said.

Read about our approach to external linking. “Every now and then, you’re given the opportunity to make the right call and how you act in those moments is, I think, how your legacy is defined.”. What makes McCloud’s case unique, Stolte said, is that he has been free for more than two years. In February 1992, McCloud was convicted of 12 aggravated robberies. What we do; FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said in a statement on Thursday that they would "collect all available facts and evidence and will ensure that the investigation is conducted in a fair, thorough and impartial manner". Business owners argue it’s time to change the law they consider outdated and unnecessarily burdensome. The case was remanded back to Johnson County District Court with instructions to reinstate the 96 year sentence. She also ran for Overland Park mayor a few years ago, but lost to incumbent Carl Gerlach. Should police be dealing with mental health crises? But Johnson County, and many others, did so while requiring that restaurants earn 30% of their income from food.

Also on the countywide ballot is a proposal to repeal the old liquor law, a change that was championed by owners of small bars and breweries. Laura Kelly’s office said the clemency request is still under review at the Prisoner Review Board and her office has not yet received the application. More than half the states and the federal government grant clemency more frequently than Kansas, the project found. He kept fighting for resentencing. He says he is no longer the same man who committed the robberies and he’s served a reasonable amount of time for his crimes. “I live quietly in Wichita with Pat, my dog and our cats,” McCloud wrote in his clemency application. The fishing, the country drives, the walks with Suzie Q. Early results showed nearly 75% of voters had supported repealing the law so far.

He thought he would eventually be killed during one of the holdups. Regardless of who wins, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners will gain at least two new members, as two incumbents step down. He was sentenced to 15 years on each count, to run consecutively, for a total of 180 years. In addition, Sheriff Calvin Hayden is on the ballot, running unopposed. At one point, his term was reduced to 96 years. At the time, he was depressed and drinking after going through a divorce.

“I have built a new, peaceful life for myself here as a productive member of the community.”. “It was Valentine’s Day,” McCloud said. The FBI's Kansas City, Missouri, field office is working with the US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and US attorney's office in Kansas on the inquiry. Nov. 4—With Johnson County reporting only early and mail-in ballot results before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, two incumbents — District Attorney Steve Howe … Subscribe today.

Unlike Brown, she said that she would have approved the mask mandate, for example. A member of the Olathe Planning Commission, Allenbrand also disagrees with Brown’s views on coronavirus restrictions. His opponent, Patterson, 51, said he will survey the residents in the district before deciding on any mandates. Standing up to Sicily's sex-work traffickers, Diwali with a difference under Covid-19. “We can say that there’s no real public safety risk of having Michael out of custody,” Stolte said. That number balloons for older inmates and those with underlying health conditions like McCloud, who has diabetes and other health problems. VideoDiwali with a difference under Covid-19, Ivorian Doll: From YouTube drama to Queen of Drill, .css-orcmk8-HeadlineContainer{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-webkit-justify-content:space-between;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between;}TripAdvisor warns users over Thai hotel that legally pursued reviewer.css-1dedj2h-Rank{-webkit-align-self:center;-ms-flex-item-align:center;align-self:center;color:#B80000;margin-left:3.125rem;}1, Turkmenistan leader unveils giant gold dog statue2, Hong Kong: Defiant Hong Kong opposition condemned by China3, Joe Biden picks Ron Klain as White House chief of staff4, Black people 'twice as likely to catch coronavirus'5, New Yorker fires Jeffrey Toobin for exposing himself on Zoom6, US results: How will this endless election end?7, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie voted best Women's Prize for Fiction winner8, Coronavirus: New York imposes measures in 'last chance' against new wave9, US election: Gulf Arab leaders face new reality after Biden victory10. US results: How will this endless election end?

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VideoThe Russian provinces buckling under Covid-19, Biden phones foreign leaders amid Trump stand-off, No 10 exit much more than a random resignation. McCloud’s first robbery took place in the fall of 1990 at a Dairy Queen in Johnson County. Some owners said they are hemorrhaging cash while trying to make the quota each year.

About 34% of those who are released re-offend within three years, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. As of Wednesday, 10,644 people were in Kansas Department of Corrections facilities. He argued that the length of time constituted cruel or unusual punishment. He threatened to kill one of the people in the shop. The boy's mother, Sheila Albers, sued Overland Park for violating her son's constitutional rights, and the city last year settled the wrongful death lawsuit for $2.3m. Stebbins made more visits and a “solid, honest relationship” developed, McCloud said. Mrs Albers told KCUR in Kansas City last year: "We left the house at about 5:10 and John was dead by 5:50. During the nearly three decades he spent locked away, McCloud prayed and worked, earning enough money to pay restitution to his victims and saving more than $8,000.